K.H. Lee shoots 6-under 66 to win first PGA TOUR title at AT&T Byron Nelson

K.H. Lee shoots 6-under 66 to win first PGA TOUR title at AT&T Byron Nelson

Lee Kyoung-hoon of South Korea carded a brilliant 6-under 66 in the final round to claim his first PGA Tour trophy after winning the weather-hit AT&T Byron Nelson by three strokes.

K.H. Lee played spectacularly and made eight birdies against two bogeys on the final day to end his run at an impressive 25-under to win the $8,100,000 prize money event.

The 29-year-old will now feature at the US PGA Championship, which gets underway on May 20 in South Carolina, after finishing 25 under overall, ahead of overnight leader Sam Burns.

"It's been a long time for me, and the conditions were very hard for everybody today, but I tried patiently and kept playing positively," said Lee, who is set to feature at his third major event – having missed the cut at the U.S. Open in 2014 and 2019.

K.H. Lee

"I have waited a long time for the win, so I am very happy, very excited, and very thankful for everybody. I still can't believe it, but this time, I had more belief, and my mind was stronger, so it was perfect for me. I can't believe it; I am so excited."

Sam Burns, who was the leader at the start of the final round, shot a two-under-par 70 saw him finish outright second.

Patton Kizzire (63), Daniel Berger (64), Scott Stallings (66), and Charl Schwartzel (68) were tied for third, four strokes behind Lee.

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (70) – playing for the first time since becoming the first Japanese man to win a major golf event last month finished his campaign 13 strokes behind the champion Lee.

Posted on: 2021 May 17 Mon
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